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Adventure Science Center

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Address: 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4833 (Formerly Cumberland Science Museum)
Phone Number: +1 615-862-5160
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational...

Adventure Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to igniting curiosity and inspiring the lifelong discovery of science since 1945. With 44,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Center features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits focused on biology, physics, visual perception, listening, mind, air and space, energy and earth science.

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WE had a good time

We took my 4 year nephew to visit and there were lots of things that kept us entertained. My wife uses a electric scooter to get around and she found it very easy to get around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took my 4 year nephew to visit and there were lots of things that kept us entertained. My wife uses a electric scooter to get around and she found it very easy to get around the entire facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had so much for here, we spent the whole day because there is so much to do for all kids ages, we will be back and I recommend anyone with kids going.

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Thank Katherine D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my older kids here and wasn't expecting much. We all loved it! We ended up staying for hours and playing - probably would have stayed longer if we hadn't gotten hungry. There is so much to do - for all ages.

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Thank TheJScotts
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For some reason it always seems like kid museums are a disappointment. Maybe it is because I'm an adult, but I think it really is they usually have the same limited stuff. This one, though, was different. It actually held everyone's attention and had some cool attractions. I don't remember the price, it was in 2012 when we went, but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were going to pay full price, but realized that if you wait until after 3 p.m., everyone gets in for $6, and you get admission into the planetarium show that starts at 3:30. I would recommend that option. I know it's a children's museum, but I didn't really want to touch anything because everything seemed a little gross. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands-on exhibits, and safe in that there is only one entrance and exit for your kids to escape. Jungle gym like climbing apparatus to the top of the building not to be tempted by the older crowd. There are ample bathrooms. A large eating area contains a Subway and you can bring food as well. At 9 my daughter is... More 

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Thank Bill S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibit about dogs was pretty boring, but the space/planet exhibit and planetarium made up for it. The parts of the body exhibit was a big hit with the kids, lots of interaction and gross noises. Who doesn't love gross noises??!!

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Thank Michelle W
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit this wonderful place twice in one week since we had back to back visits by two sets of grand kids, ages 3 to 10. They loved it. We did, too! There is something for everyone, even the grand parents! We did the Planetarium which had a super program on stars, and we hit the in-house Subway for a... More 

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Thank Charles B
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a superb science museum with information and hands on experiences for kids of all ages.We went into a wind tunnel that simulated 78 mph winds, there was a whole section on the human body with a little ambulance kids can go in, a pretend OR room with lab coats for kids, all sorts of neat areas. Also had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The planetarium was awesome, arched the astronauts movie which was well taken. The museum itself is a bit small. You will be done in a couple of hours. Not many things that really wow the kids. But for the money you pay it is worth it.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee

I have a couple of questions about the blue max simulator. Is it just a flight simulator or can it be a roller coaster simulator? If it can be a roller coaster simulator, can the passengers program the roller coaster? When it is a flight simulator, what activities can people do on it? Is the flight simulator just a combat simulator or is it a simulator where you just get to fly a plane? How much does it cost for two people? How much does it cost for one person? How long does the simulator last for? Are the joysticks on both sides of the seats, or are they on one side? How comfortable is the seat that the passengers sit in? How comfortable is the over the shoulder harness that is used to secure the passengers? How tight can the over the shoulder harness be? Can the restraints be as tight as the passengers want it? When do you choose what mode you want the simulator to be in? How much will my body move while the simulator is in motion? Where should my arms and legs be while the staff is strapping the passengers in? How popular is the simulator? Can the passengers hold on to the over the should harness? Can the passengers hold hands while the simulator is in motion? On the roller coaster setting of the simulator, can the passengers set the intensity, or is it set at a certain intensity? Is the flight simulator or roller coaster mode more popular? How much of my body will move that is inside the restraints? Do you enjoy the flight simulator or roller coaster more? How do you operate the joysticks? Should my head be against the seat or is it free to move? Should I try to keep my legs on the ground or are they free to move? How many forces are on my body during the ride? How intense are the forces on the body? If you could answer my questions I would be very happy. Thanks, Blackhole6670.

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